Red Wing, Minn. – January 8, 2018 – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, today announced that their Virtual Museum has gained significant traction since it’s launch in the fall of 2017, adding new artifacts, memorials, artwork and mementos honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. Anyone with an interest in increasing awareness about these iconic American heroes is encouraged to share a photo and information of their items at redtail.org/share-piece-history-virtual-museum/.
Those who want to showcase their items and submit through the website will be entered in the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s monthly drawing for a prize as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the year. This promotion is the Squadron’s way of saying thank you to the community of supporters who are working together to make the CAF Red Tail Squadron Virtual Museum the destination for gaining a personal, human perspective of the experience of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Interesting new additions to the Virtual Museum include underwater wreckage of aircraft flown by Tuskegee Airman Frank Moody explored by the group Diving with a Purpose, and a photo of Tuskegee Airman Charles Lane flying a P-51 on a mission over Europe taken from inside the B-17 it was assigned to escort. Check out these and many other interesting and thought-provoking artifacts to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen from a perspective you won’t find anywhere else.
“We are enormously proud of this endeavor and how well it has been received,” said CAF Red Tail Squadron Marketing Director LaVone Kay. “Our work started out with one airplane, meticulously restored to be able to educate people about the Tuskegee Airmen. Through perseverance and the goodwill of our supporters, our message of inspiration has flourished far beyond our humble beginnings. The Virtual Museum is another tool we’ve facilitated to honor this important piece of black history, and inspire people with the incredible story of the Tuskegee Airmen.”
“Step inside” the CAF Red Tail Squadron Virtual Museum at redtail.org/virtual-museum/.
About the CAF Red Tail Squadron
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. RISE ABOVE: Red Tail, their three-fold outreach program, includes an airworthy P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile theater. These two exciting and entertaining vehicles tour the country year round with stops at airshows, schools, museums and community events. In addition, the group curates and provides extensive educational resources for students, teachers, youth leaders and anyone looking to learn more and be inspired by these remarkable American trailblazers. The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-military group that restores and flies combat aircraft to remember the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history. Learn more at redtail.org.
Visit www.redtail.org/news-media-kit for access to photos, footage and materials especially for the media.